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Grace Moments are daily devotions written by Pastor Mike and many other Time of Grace writers. These Bible-based messages cover a wide variety of topics and help you experience a satisfied life as you see God all around you. Join the thousands of people who receive these devotions for encouragement by subscribing to have them delivered to your inbox each morning.

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Living My Faith

Jesus walks with you

“The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes…

Living My Faith

Your faith family tree

People have always been fascinated with tracing their genealogies and filling in the leaves on their family trees. There’s something comforting about knowing where…

Living My Faith

I need a heart transplant

Whenever I hear people say, “Follow your heart,” I kind of want to scream. I’m not trying to offend you if you’ve ever said…

Life’s Challenges

Rich

For years my husband and I took a perverse pride in not owning a cell phone. We reasoned that everyone else had one, so…

Living My Faith

Be an ambassador

I was once called the Ambassador of New Ulm, Minnesota. Are you impressed? I was a teenager working a fast-food drive-through. I told a…

Living My Faith

They use Jesus against us

Maybe Jesus was having a bad day when he told a story where the hero was a dishonest manager. Maybe he felt discouraged by…

Living My Faith

Be ready

As a Christian, you’ll stick out when you don’t bash Jessica in office gossip, when you don’t mock Randy’s new fashion disaster, when you…

Living My Faith

Unstoppable

Let’s say you’re a contestant on Jeopardy. One of the categories is “The Bible.” Right in your wheelhouse. When it’s your turn, you get…

Living My Faith

Remember, you are blessed

When did you last contemplate the blessings you’ve received from God? Have you thought about it like this psalmist? “Surely you have granted him…

Life’s Challenges

I’ll be happy when . . .

I’ll be happy when I’m done with school. I’ll be happy when I’m married. I’ll be happy when I have kids. I’ll be happy…

Life’s Challenges

What are we for?

We Christians often state what we’re against. That way of arguing is called polemics. It’s taking others down by picking apart their belief systems….

Life’s Challenges

Rockin’ to the oldies

My apologies to any of you who don’t have oldies yet. You will. I think often of my former students who are trapped in…